Texas Productions Shine at Local & International Festivals - TFC Newsletter, May 2018
IN THIS EDITION
- NYFA Filmmaking Master Class for Veterans
- FFTX Presentation in Denton & Workshop in Plainvew
- Texas Productions Shine at Local & International Festivals
- Meeting Crew & Vendors at the Texas Production Expo
- Industry News Round-Up
FFTX Presentation in Denton & Workshop in Plainvew
At this year's Thin Line Fest in Denton, we presented the city with their Film Friendly Texas (FFTX) designation alongside Mayor Chris Watts, Julie Glover of the Denton Economic Development Partnership and festival attendees. This year's festival also included Texas Highways' True Texas short film competition and awarded the short film A Piece of Texas with its top prize.
On April 25, we brought our FFTX Workshop to Plainview where nearly 40 community representatives from around the state came together to take the first step in becoming certified to effectively accommodate on-location filming activity. Thank you to the High Ground of Texas for partnering with us on another successful event!
Photo Credit: Mathieu Plainfossé / THE IRON ORCHARD
Texas Productions Shine at Local & International Festivals
This year's Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) featured over 20 films with Texas ties. Texas-made 1985 won the Texas Competition Grand Jury Prize, while The Iron Orchard's Ty Roberts was also recognized. The 9th annual Hill Country Film Festival (HCFF) in Fredericksburg also continues to attract Texas filmmakers, with 32 Texas-made films premiering at the fest. This year's Crossroads of Texas Film Festival in Waxahachie featured a retrospective screening of Appaloosa where we moderated the Q&A with writer Robert Knott.
The 2018 Cannes Film Festival in France included Houston-shot Caroline, the only short accepted into the festival from the United States. Plus, SXSW Audience Award winner Thunder Road premiered at France's Association for the Diffusion of Independent Cinema (L'ACID) Showcase during the festival.
Film wasn't the only medium representing the Lone Star State! At this year's Tribeca Film Festival in New York, Texas-based game studio Playful offered a hands-on demo of their Virtual Reality (VR) experience Star Child. The festival also premiered the indie feature Little Woods, where Texas stands in for North Dakota.
Congratulations to all of the Texas talent, as well as the hard work of festival staffers and volunteers putting these events together.
Photo Credit: David Garcia / TEJANO
Industry News Round-Up
- New generation of Texas filmmakers explodes Lone Star myths
- [Texas-based] Stoic Studios Finally Shows A Banner Saga 3 Release Date: July 24
- 'A Quiet Place' Box Office Boosts SXSW Film Fest as Hot Hitmaker
- For the Future of the Texas Film Industry, Look to Animation
- Film Commission: $230M in Economic Impact Brought From 2016-17 Dallas Area Filmmaking
- ‘The Old Man and the Gun’ [shot in Waco & Fort Worth] First Look: David Lowery Directs Robert Redford’s Last Film Performance
- [Texas-based] Playful, GameTrust Premiere ‘Star Child’ VR at Tribeca
- Calling all filmmakers for Plaza Classic Film Festival
- [Seguin] adopts film crew guidelines [toward Film Friendly Texas certification]
- [Texas-based] Twisted Pixel’s New VR Title ‘Defector’ Announced; Launching Sometime This Year
- Country Music Chameleon Jordan Davis on Quick Rise of 'Singles You Up' [shot in El Paso]
- An ABC-TV pilot filmed in North Richland Hills. What was that all about?
- Houston-Made Rich Kids Revamps a Familiar Story
- Inside Emmy-nominated Flight School Studio, making virtual reality experiences in Deep Ellum
- [El Paso] creates local Filmmaker Program; $30,000 to be granted to new, original projects
- Lockhart provides backdrop for new film's scenes
- Scenes From the ‘Dallas’ 40th Reunion Party
- ‘Sin City’ Director Robert Rodriguez Cooks Up VR Projects After Offering First Look At ‘The Limit’ – Mip TV